How to Use a Body Pillow?

Yawn!! Is the sound you make while you stretch yourself after a good sound sleep. You will agree with me when I say sleep is good! Waking up and feeling all refreshed and in good mood and sprite to start your day does indeed have a sort of pleasure derived from it. We all do go to bed and sleep, but do we all have a sound sleep? Or do we all wake up yawning because we had a perfect sleep?

how to use a body pillow

The difference of sleeping and sleeping well is how comfortable you sleep. Some of us tend to toss and turn in bed for hours or till the crack of dawn with little or no sleep at all. Well I will tell you a secrete of how I get a good sound sleep at night. And that is the use of body a pillow. You might be wondering or asking What is a body pillow? Well body pillow is an oversized pillow that provides or help your body with extraordinary comfort, relief and more restful night’s sleep. It is normally bigger than the pillow you place your head on to sleep, and before you start asking what is the standard size of a body pillow it is a 20 by 54 inches’ pillow. Yap pretty hug than a normal pillow. In the few steps below I will teach you on how to use a body pillow to get that comfortable sleep that you crave or deserved:

  • Get a U-shaped pillow: This body pillow as obvious from its name is a pillow shaped in a letter u form and almost every pillow is shaped that way, which can be wrapped around your body. The U-shaped pillow works by letting your head rest at the top of the curve of the U, which fits snug around you at the curve of the U upside down. Its separate arms of the pillow wrap around you, with one arm going down your back and the other going down your front. Its either you sleep on your back or on your side with a u-shaped pillow. This pillow also adds the benefit of you not tossing and turning in your sleep. Can be used on king and queen sized beds due to its large size.
U-shaped pillow
  • Get a I-shaped Pillow: U always goes with I in the alphabet so does having body pillows. Body pillows shaped in the letter I are very long and huggable. This type of pillows helps support the knees, hence helping relieve pain in the back and pine. Is just like hugging a pillow but long enough to slip it between your legs to give you support between your knees as well as your head. These are also favored by those who sleep on their side, since it helps realign the back and neck while in a side position. These pillows can be thick or thin, so choose the ones that work best for your particular body shape and sleeping style.
  • Get a J-shaped pillow: A J-shaped body pillow, sometimes called a C-shaped pillow, is normally curved on one end to help support the neck or knees. They are considered a middle ground between the I-shaped and U-shaped pillows. They also placed between your knees, to relieve back pain and stain. J-shaped body pillows are best used in a snoogle pillow positions and work well on all bed types, since they resemble the I-shaped pillow.
  • Pick the Best material: Body pillows come in so many different materials and are also stuffed with different things. Organic and natural materials are the best when choosing a pillow, since you spend so much time with your face against the material of your pillow. It is recommendable to get materials made out of wool or cotton.

Body pillows were created to help people sleep and sleep well, but since it won’t be easy adjusting to this hug pillows as compared to the ones you normally sleep on, it is advisable to use it every night to sleep. When you get into bed, position yourself with the body pillow around you and make sure you are hugging and positioned in a way that supports your neck and back.

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